Dried Herbs

We can easily say that the Greek land is rich in goods. This is due to the Mediterranean climate which allows for the development of great biodiversity and at the same time there are many places where these crops are grown because tradition has taught people that some plants have beneficial properties. Below, we will talk about these herbs and their values.

White Wild Mountain Tea (Malotora)
The White Wild Mountain Tea “Malotera”, a plant that thrives in Crete and has many human-positive actions. The drink “Malotera” is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and can function as a detoxifier. The essential oil from this plant appears to be a powerful germicide and at the same time enhances bone resilience and helps prevent osteoporosis.

Kistos
This shrub is an aromatic native plant belonging to the cyst family. Its leaves are small and fluffy, its flowers are pink or white, they look crumpled and they are isolated or in groups. It thrives in the Mediterranean in general and especially in Crete in areas with increased humidity.
It is a healthy herb that in the form of a drink offers the body its beneficial benefits.
It relieves stomach, intestinal problems and acts against obesity. It is soothing, astringent, spasmolytic, anti-insomnia, reduces the symptoms of bronchitis, and is analgesic. It is advisable to use it proactively to prevent colds and other diseases. Kistos also soothes irritated skin with neurodermatitis or acne.

Lavender
Lavender is best known for its distinctive fragrance as it is used in many cosmetic and cleaning products, but in fact lavender can have positive effects on humans. Lavender therefore has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, it can be used to heal bites and burns. It can also be used in cases of gastrointestinal problems, headaches and hair loss.

Oregano
Another well-known herb that besides its fragrance offers other positive effects on the body. Oregano is antioxidant, has antibacterial but also anti-inflammatory action.

Chamomile
Chamomile, a very common herb of the Greek land, can have a beneficial effect on sleep quality, the health of the gastrointestinal system, and appears to have a positive effect on diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

Wild roses
Wild roses are rich in vitamin C and antibiotic elements. Their extract is considered to be ideal for headaches and dizziness but also for the afflicted. It is also recommended for colds, flu, infectious diseases, diarrhea, respiratory allergies, kidney inflammation and rheumatism. Ideal for the prevention of wrinkles and skin aging. It also helps make acne scars look less pronounced.

These are some Greek herbs that are beneficial to the body. You can find other beneficial herbs in our online store:

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